Apple and New Zealand's three biggest telecommunications providers -- Spark, Vodafone New Zealand, and 2degrees -- have unveiled their iPhone X pricing alongside pre-orders from October 27. Purchasing the iPhone X outright from Apple will set New Zealanders back NZ$1,799 for the 64GB model or NZ$2,099 for 256GB. The phone is available in silver and space grey. The iPhone X similarly costs more in the UK, starting at £999 with VAT, and in Australia where it starts at AU$1,579 and Singapore where the base iPhone X costs SG$1,648. All plans include a Spotify Premium and Lightbox subscription, as well as 1GB of Spark Wi-Fi per day, with unlimited calls and texts to both Australia and New Zealand, as well as rollover data.
As Australia rolls towards the polls this Saturday, election talk is everywhere: seeping into cafes, dining rooms and cold nights at the pub. While public confidence in the schoolyard barbs and robotic debates of the main party leaders is dubious, there's still a feverish expectation in the air. But for the hundreds and thousands of New Zealanders living and working in Australia - myself included - the chatter falls short. Because none of us can vote. There are an estimated 650,000 New Zealanders living in Australia under the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement, which supports the free movement of Australians and New Zealanders across the Pacific.